Category Archives: canning

Oh-So-Easy Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

Oh dear ones, have I shared my oh-so-easy recipe for tomato sauce in a crock pot with you? I promise that this is the easiest tomato sauce you will ever make. Crock Pot Tomato Sauce Fill your crock pot with … Continue reading

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Low Sugar Peach Jam

It’s been a good year for peaches in the Ohio Valley. Despite the dry weather, our favorite orchard had no shortage when we made our pilgrimage upriver to buy fruit last weekend. Last year, when we made peach jam, we … Continue reading

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In a pickled state these days

We didn’t grow cucumbers this year but that hasn’t kept us from buying them to make our famous Bread and Butter Pickles. You ask: “Why are your pickles famous?” Because we say so! I think they are so easy because … Continue reading

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Everybody’s favorite jam — Blueberry

We love blueberry jam.

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Blackberry Jam and other controversies

Just LOOK at what we found at the farmer’s market over the weekend! Jam! Well, not yet anyway. We found these old Mason jars in a junk store a few years ago – five of them for $3 — and … Continue reading

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How we make zucchini bread here at Lydia Street

This is the time of year that zucchini starts to be plentiful, whether you grow it, buy it at the farmer’s market or have generous friends (like we do). This recipe isn’t difficult, especially if you have a food processor … Continue reading

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Tomatoes: Roma

This year we decided to grow more Roma tomatoes after we noticed them in a garden in the neighborhood last year. The plants are much smaller than our cherry tomatoes (those are Sweet 100s) but they are growing TONS of … Continue reading

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Progress on the tomato front

Our tomato plants are healthy and happy so far and the fruit on this Sweet 100 looks like it will ripen nicely in a few weeks. This is one of our favorite varieties because the tomatoes are so sweet and … Continue reading

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We can’t wait for pesto

Remember the basil seedlings? They were transplanted to the Earth Boxes this week where they will grow up tall and strong to become pesto later in the summer.

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Making pickled radishes

We’re lucky to live in a city with fantastic farmer’s markets and a “foodie” culture. Fresh, beautiful ingredients are easy to find — the challenge is always deciding what to do with the find of the week? This week there … Continue reading

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